Department stores are one of the best ways to browse and test beauty products in the flesh. In other countries, people flock to stores like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Sephora to have their beauty fix offline, whereas here in the Philippines, a leading destination for high-end beauty is Rustan's the Beauty Source. With five stores in major cities and an impressive brand portfolio composed of Chanel, Acca Kappa, La Prairie, Clarins, Stila, Diptyque, and L'Occitane, each department store has all your bases covered from hair, skin, makeup, to wellness.
Did we mention Rustan's has spas that you can frequent for facials and treatments as well? Basically, whether you're looking to kill time or shop to your beauty-obsessed heart's content, the Rustan's beauty section is one of your best options. The only thing you have to prepare, really, is your shopping list, because having this many luxury options in one store can get overwhelming. That's why for this installment of our Best Seller series, we collected the data from Rustan's stores that reveal which products are the true customer favorites. Find out the department store's top-selling products below!
1. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
A favorite of makeup artists, bloggers, and beauty enthusiasts worldwide, Laura Mercier's setting powder is the most popular base product in the Rustan's beauty section for good reason. This loose, finely-milled powder prolongs the wear of makeup and blends into any skin tone, providing a soft-focus look that has zero flashback whatsover.
LAURA MERCIER Translucent Loose Setting Powder, P1950, Rustan's
2. Nars Powder Blush in Orgasm
This subtle, peachy-pink powder blush with fine gold shimmer is one of Nars' most iconic products. Not only does it come in the brand's smooth, buildable formula, it has the prettiest pink undertone that delivers the perfect, natural-looking flush.
NARS Powder Blush in Orgasm, P1800, Rustan's
3. Clarins Double Serum
The choice anti-aging serum in Rustan's has been Clarins' star item since 1985. With 21 active plant extracts and the benefits of turmeric at its heart, the Double Serum enhances the five vital functions of the skin (hydration, nutrition, oxygenation, regeneration and protection) to prevent and diminish common signs of aging. It's a true multi-tasker that smoothes, firms, and brightens.
CLARINS Double Serum, P7050, Rustan's
4. Perricone Cold Plasma+ Face and Eye
Another age-defying serum has made it to the list, with an eye cream to match. Don't be feed by the Cold Plasma+ Face's packaging, because it's no ordinary face cream. This jar is actually a concentrated serum, which uses vitamin C, omega fatty acids, and copper tripeptide to improve skin radiance, texture, tone, and firmness overtime. Its fellow bestseller, the Cold Plasma+ Eye, contains the same active ingredients and promises to visibly lift the eye area and reduce the appearance of dark circles, crow's feet, and fine lines.
PERRICONE MD Cold Plasma+ Face, P8050; Cold Plasma+ Eye, P5950, Rustan's
5. Acca Kappa Protection Brush
This Acca Kappa hair brush does more than just detangle. Its body is made of biodegradable reforested beechwood instead of plastic, and its nylon bristles are looped to gently massage the scalp stimulate circulation. It undos knots without causing excessive hair breakage as well, thanks to the rubber cushion that absorbs and softens pressure.
ACCA KAPPA Protection Brush, P1650, Rustan's
6. La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift
With aging comes the loss of volume and lift to our skin, but leave it to the Skin Caviar Liquid Lift by La Prairie to deal with those symptoms. This serum uses the brand's signature caviar formula to provide an immediate lifting effect to gravity-challenged skin, targeting it at a cellular level to stay firm and youthful.
LA PRAIRIE Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, P31,900, Rustan's
7. Diptyque Baies Candle
In the candle category, the alluring whiff of blackcurrant berries in Diptyque's Baies candle grabs most of the attention. Its green, tangy fragrance fuses with the smell of fresh roses as it burns, filling the room with a unique, luxurious scent that lingers.
DIPTYQUE Baies Candle, P2150 (70g) to 19,500 (1500g), Rustan's
8. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
The star of the perfume aisles is from Chanel, and it's not the highly-lauded Chanel N°5. Rustan's reveals that Filipinas prefer the bright yet romantic vibe of Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum—an energizing citrus and floral fragrance with notes of orange, jasmine, rose, and patchouli. Inspired by the young Coco Chanel, this perfume is fresh, modern, and irresistible, from the translucent rose-tinted bottle to the scent itself.
CHANEL Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray, P9950, Rustan's
9. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner
This cult-favorite liquid eyeliner from Stila is waterproof, smudgeproof, and incredibly easy to apply, so we're not surprised that it's the number one black liquid eyeliner in the Rustan's beauty department. Thanks to its ultra-fine, marker-like tip, drawing a wing and tightlining are a breeze—no matter if you're a liner newbie or a cat eye pro.
STILA Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner, P1150, Rustan's
10. L'Occitane Hand Cream and Almond Supple Skin Oil
At L'Occitane, the hand creams and one popular body oil are tied at the bestseller spot.
Although the brand carries a wide variety of scented hand creams, it's said that one piece of the Shea Hand Cream is sold every 1.5 seconds worldwide—a true fan favorite that moisturizes dry hands without leaving your skin uncomfortably slick. It makes for a perfect gift, too! Meanwhile, the Almond Supple Skin Oil is not only perfect for nourishing dry skin, the comforting smell of almonds makes it such a treat to apply.
L'OCCITANE Shea Hand Cream, P600; Almond Supple Skin Oil 100ml, P2600, Rustan's